Art Discussion Group

Lively Art Discussion Group – Monthly Topics, Occasional Workshops, Tours,Lunches

We meet to “appreciate” Art in a format that’s similar to the usual book-club presentation (only our subject area is Art). Topics are set for each month and we dive into a study of that subject (often veering into related material!). We’ve studied the characteristics of Byzantine Art, Impressionist, and more (European, Asian, Muslim). We sometimes visit gallery openings, tours – and the occasional lunch. In July, we had a silk-painting event followed by a potluck dinner. Some of our group paint yet others don’t. Our common interest is Art.

If you are interested in joining and learning more,

please contact Joan Nightingale

at jjnightingale@hotmail.com or 902 404-9215.

Our next meeting will likely be on Thursday 22 September at 1- 3 pm in Dartmouth.

Nonesuch Art on Paper Awards- international art awards opens in Parrsboro

 

  Main & Station  Presents The Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards

Main & Station Ltd, an art residency centre located at 168 Main Street in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, will be hosting a major International art award and exhibition.  Between  August 20th and September 10th  2016.

Main and Station Ltd-Nonesuch art centre is housed in the newly repurposed 1913 4-story heritage building that once was home to the town’s post office and custom’s house. We will be hosting an exhibition that will show the many ways of creating art on or with paper.  The exhibit will then move to Montreal for another three week period in late September.

The exhibition is the result of a new award created by Main and Station Ltd, “The Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards”. These awards have a value of approximately $20,000 .  The Awards comprise 5 individual awards and include an award for sculptural work as well as a People’s Choice award. The awards consist of Art Residency and an honourarium

The awards attracted submissions from 17 different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Estonia, France, Italy, Germany, Israel, Japan and Spain. Over 35 submissions to the awards came from artists living in the Maritime Provinces.

Over 70 works of art will be on exhibit, including drawings, paintings, prints,  sculpture, paper-crochet hangings, origami, photography, collage and hand-made books. With over 200 artworks entered in the submissions, choosing only 70 works of art for the exhibition was difficult. The quality of work is exceptionally high and the manner of how paper is used in the creative process is extraordinary.

The awards are a privately sponsored initiative to support the arts and no federal, provincial or municipal government assistance was provided.

The awards are financed by Main & Station Ltd of Parrsboro,  Purple Chips/ 7790139 Canada Inc (financial advisors) of Montreal., The Lev Group of companies of Montreal and Parrsboro, Judith S Bauer, Jane Zdansky and John Schwinghamer

For additional details on the awards go to http://hmsnonesuch.com/nonesuch-art-on-paper-awards/   and  WWW.hmsnonesuch.com

For more images and more information, contact:

Harvey Lev, 514-878-9708paper878@aol.com

Judith Bauer, 514-979-3978judithsbauer@gmail.com

Jane Zdansky, 438-829-9991atelierhenri@hotmail.com

 

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 http://hmsnonesuch.com/naopa-catalogue-of-entries/

Main & Station is pleased to announce 

The international NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS Parrsboro exposition will open on 20 August 2016 at 3pm and remain on exhibit until 10 September 2016.

The exhibit will then travel to Montreal and be on exhibit from 23 September  until 7 October, 2016  at 141 Ann Street

These awards are open to all artists.

To view the ONLINE CATALOGUE OF ENTRIES  http://hmsnonesuch.com/naopa-catalogue-of-entries/

 The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at $ 20,940.00:

  •               The Nonesuch Best Work Award
  •                L’Usine de Papier Award
  •               The Main & Station Award
  •               The Griffintown Award
  •               The Wellington Church Award

  The Award winners will be announced in Parrsboro on 3 September, 2016.

For additional details on the awards please go to the website …http://hmsnonesuch.com/nonesuch-art-on-paper-awards/

Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws

PO Box 507
168 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

B0M 1S0

http://hmsnonesuch.com/

A catalogue of the works has been published and is available

Mentorship Program Artist Talk on Saturday, August 6 at the Craig Gallery

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How We Are Talking

2015-16 Mentorship Program Exhibition

Artist Talk: Saturday, August 6 at 1pm
Exhibition closes August 7th at 3pm

Join us for an artist talk by emerging artists Claudia Legg and Alice MacLean on August 6th at 1pm at The Craig Gallery. The artists will be discussing their work in the exhibition and reflecting on their experience in the program. The Visual Arts Nova Scotia 2015-16 Mentorship Program Exhibition How We Are Talking ends August 7th, so make sure you catch this great exhibition with work from Anna Taylor, Sophie Paskins, Alice MacLean and Claudia Legg and their mentors Becka Barker, Mathew Reichertz, Ian McKinnon and James MacSwain. Learn more about the artists and their work.

You can also share our event on Facebook.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges core funding for the Mentorship Program and exhibition from The Craig Foundation. The program is also supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Halifax Regional Municipality, and The Craig Gallery.

The Craig Gallery is located at Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St. in Dartmouth, NS. The gallery is open to the public Sunday: 11am – 3pm, TuesdayFriday: 12pm – 5:30pm, and Saturday: 9am – 5pm. For further information on The Craig Gallery, please visit www.alderneylanding.com/gallery.

Image details (clockwise from top left): Claudia Legg, Seeking, vinyl and Plexiglas, variable dimensions, 2016; Alice MacLean, untitled, oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″, 2016; Anna Taylor, Moral Code, cotton thread on linen, 26″ x 24″, 2016; Sophie Paskins, Mindscape I, oil and pencil on canvas, 48″ x 36″, 2016.

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
t:902.423.4694    1.866.225.8267
vans@visualarts.ns.ca      www.visualarts.ns.ca

Coming Up at The Craig Gallery

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VANS Mentorship Program
This Saturday, August 6th 1 PM 
at The Craig Gallery
ALL WELCOME!
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The Dartmouth Visual Arts 
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Annual Show and Sale at The Craig Gallery

“She’s Called Nova Scotia”

Opening Reception Wednesday, August 10th, 7-9PM
The Craig Gallery
Exhibit Dates August 10th – 28
 
The DVAS is celebrating the aesthetic glory of our province.
This is a show you’ll want all your Summer visitors to see, there are so many stunning Nova Scotian landscapes!
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Then the beautiful landscapes continue through September with

Carol Morrison’s “Maritime Scenes – Over the Edge”

Opening Reception Wednesday, August 31st, 7-9PM

Exhibit Dates September 1 – 25

CMPoster

Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre
(902)461-4698
www.alderneylanding.com

www.facebook.com/TheCraigGallery/
Office Hours MondayFriday 9am – 3pm.